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american express' timeless safety and security are now available on apple pay. the next evolution of membership is here. next week in boston a jury will consider how to sentence this man for his part in the boston marathon bombing. federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty as they sought it for another terrorist, timmy mcveigh. sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the oklahoma city bombing. as we again try to understand why that happened, there is the remarkable fact that timothy mcveigh left a record of why it happened on tape. tonight a special presentation of the mcveigh tapes.
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>> we've got a lot of people here. >> six years before 9/11 in the worst act of domestic terrorism the united states had ever experienced, a truck bomb explodes in oklahoma city. 168 people die. over 700 people are injured. the man who did it the former u.s. army sergeant timmy mcveigh, never confessed his crime to the fbi, to the courts or to the media. but he did give a series of interviews details what he did and why to two newspaper reporters. interviews that have never been heard publicly until now. >> death and loss are an integral part of life everywhere. and people in oklahoma that lost loved ones i'm sorry, but you know what? we have to accept it and move on. >> mcveigh's voice will lay out his version of events using new facial replacement technology
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we transform recreation shots with actors into visuals that graphically place mcveigh into the very scenes he described. drawing from 45 hours of exclusive audio tape we'll go deeper than ever thought possible into the mindset of this calculating killer. >> this is one kid who got it in his head that he could play god. >> when mcveigh talks about the actual bombing, he's not almost bragging, he's boasting completely. >> there is no hell. but if i go further and say even if there is, i don't think i'm going. >> can you imagine if lee harvey oswald had the chance to spill his guts or john wilkes booth? i knew i had one of the most horrible story that is had ever been told in american journalism. >> i don't have trouble
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admitting to what i did because i feel no shame for it. >> with these tapes, i feel very free in talking. you've got this adrenaline pumping, but you force yourself to stay calm and stuff. i pulled up into the lane which is approximately two feet from the side. i swear to god, it was the longest stop i ever sat at in my life. i'm thinking okay green, green! i've got, what a minute 30?
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i pull the parking break turn it off, make sure my door was locked and stepped out and walked across the street. the mission was accomplished i knew it was accomplished and it was over. >> without warning, all of a sudden you hear this kaboom! it's just seconds that you just don't know what is happening. >> i was hollering help and there were six floors but we didn't know it. people were everywhere babies were cries and they were saying where are you? we'll get you. >> i just remember the ceiling falling in the windows, shattering glass everywhere and it being smoky. >> this is our office. we don't know the children.
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>> i saw mothers running down the street because they couldn't find their kids. i was trying to get in the building and the policeman yelled at me and i said but you don't understand, my little boy is in there. i have to go in there and get them. >> hell is breaking loose because nobody knows what is going on. and you walk down the street and people are running and yelling and it seems like everybody is bleeding. the blast destroys one-third of the building creating a 30-foot wide, 8-foot crater and the equivalent of a 3.0 earthquake. overall, 324 buildings in a 16-block radius are damaged or destroyed. >> i thought first, well, maybe we had a natural gas explosion, but if it wasn't that maybe we had an earthquake. and if it wasn't an earthquake maybe a plane hit the building. >> but investigators quickly determined the cause of the massive destruction.
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>> the fbi, we are told now, has confirmed that it was a bomb that caused this explosion. >> millions around the world watch and wrestle with why such a quiet midwestern city would be the target of a terrorist attack. >> it's a pretty all-american average city. so you think, why here? why on earth would somebody do something so vicious in the middle of the heartland? >> immediately after the bomb went off, there were commentators all over this country saying it's the muslims, it's the foreigners. >> some group calling itself the nation of islam says it was responsible. that has now however, been confirmed. but it does look like it could have been the kind of device that we saw outside the american embassy in beirut. >> while rumors and speculation about who is responsible swirled among the media, fbi agents are
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fortunate to catch a solid lead early on day one. >> within three hours of the bombing itself the rear axle to the bomb-laden truck was found. and the rear-axle had a confidential number. we were able to identify an individual by the name of timothy mcveigh was probably one of the main primary subjects. and the investigation started from there. >> back in mcveigh's birthplace outside buffalo, new york lou michelle was looking for a way to work the hometown angle of who this guy really was. >> i made it by business to become an expert on this guy. because it isn't every day that one of the worst domestic terrorists from u.s. history comes from your backyard. >> by the winter of 1999 timothy mcveigh was trying convicted and sentenced to death.
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the looming execution sparked a mad sprint among media outlets to try to get the exclusive interview. >> and in '99 you sent me this letter saying lou i've considered a lot of different print journalists wanting to tell my story and i would like you to consider it. and i was just flabbergasted. >> what resulted was american terrorist, the only authorized biography written on timothy mcveigh. the 45 hours of audiotapes from the jailhouse interviews had been boxed up and collecting dust until now. >> nobody has ever heard mcveigh in his own words speak about the bombing. >> well, here is an oral blueprint of what turned one young man into one of the worst mass murders and terrorists in american history. >> i'm not sure if they used the word psychopath or sociopath.
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by may of 1999 mcveigh was sentenced to death for the oklahoma city bombing. >> i'm not going into that courtroom and curl into a fetal ball and cry. just because the victims wanted me to. i've already accepted my death. then i'll go to my death. you can be happy, i'll be happy. >> mcveigh was done with life. sthfs this was his ultimate confession. >> up to this point mcveigh said nothing publicly about his involvement in the bombing. but with a death sentence
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approaching, mcveigh chooses to trust lou michelle and wastes little time getting to the core of the story. he begins by describing what drove him to choose the building as his target. >> the building was chosen out of the phone book. it was in the blue pages. and i was looking under law enforcement agencies. she looked at her dea marshall, etf. if they start getting the same address, they are all one building. >> i think what people probably don't realize is how very carefully some of the details of this were planned out. and for how long he had really been thinking about how to carry this off. >> mcveigh's plan requires the acquisition of thousands of pounds of materials. all needing to be stored without detection. a job that is too much for one
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person, so mcveigh calls on one of his only friends. ex-army buddy terry nichols. >> terry nichols believed the government was against the average person. he was a prisoner in a country that wasn't his. >> it's the beginning of september of '94, that's really when they started to gather the ingredients. >> both of them were buying the materials for the bomb and collecting it. it was like a long-term project for them. >> because this is a 7,000-pound bomb they are building. >> they are going and making large purchases of ammonium nitrate in the 50-pound bags. a granular fertilizer to make a bomb. they go around and have various storage sites where they are getting ready to pull it all together. >> mcveigh had nichols totally under his control.
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from the beginning the plan was mcveigh's. nichols was a bit player. >> but who was this man and what made him to become the terrorist to kill 168 incident people? >> i take full responsibility for all my actions and for who i am. i am not looking for any way, shape or form to blame my parents or my upbringing. >> tim was born into a working class family and just north of buffalo, new york. >> the family he was born into was very typical american. timothy mcveigh was the first son in that family. he had an older sister and then later a younger sister came along. >> growing up to me i was taught with my family that even getting a speeding ticket was like a sin type thing. it was not a religious thing, i don't want to say sin in a
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religious tone. i mean like any breaking of the law. you should never break the law. >> after gradual waiting from high school, mcveigh attends the local business college but gives it up after one year. he's restless and looking for focus. >> he wanted excitement. he comes home and tells his father, i'm joining the army dad. his father says when? well, i go in tomorrow. and bill said okay. >> in the spring of 1988, mcveigh chops off his hair and is shipped down to fort benning, georgia, for basic training. from there he's assigned a post at fort riley, kansas. immediately mcveigh takes to the discipline and regimentation of military life. >> i wanted to get out to experience the rest of the world. i wanted to get out of my isolation of town and wanted to be a teen. so you can't go wrong brushing up your skill and hell the army
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is free imposition. the army years for me were some of the best years of my life. >> i think mcveigh probably found success for the first time in his life in the army. i think mcveigh was looking for some type of family that would make him happy. >> when i look back at where i come from, it's a military background, military mindset. i want to be clear that the military didn't brainwash me into thinking this way. the truth is that the military helped me in understanding the cruelty of the real world and the way things work. >> in november of 1990 in response to saddam huesseinhussein's invasion of kuwait timothy mcveigh is shipped out to the persian gulf with the first infantry division. >> the gulf war for tim was sort of the culmination of his young military career. the way that that mission was
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described to him, the mission of the u.s. was noble. >> during the gulf war, battles on the ground are rare. but for mcveigh and his platoon, one bloody open counter stands out from the west. >> mcveigh looked into his pathfinder inside the turret of the bradley fighting vehicle and saw way out in the distance a group of iraqi soldiers. >> i put the cross hairs up there and pulled off my shot. and the next thing i saw was everything from above his shoulders disappear in red. it was like a redness. and the guy next to him dropped. i did kill them in self-defense. it was a single shot that got two guys. >> that moment for tim was a moment of pride. he did what he had been trained to do. did it very effectively. >> i think tim's time at war, as
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short as it is did teach him to kill. but then you start to see these people who are starving and suffering the effects of war and beginning to realize that the government is evil because it can go kill these innocent people. >> my overall experience in the gulf war taught me that these people were just that they are people. they are human beings that even though they see a different language, at the core they are no different than me right? then i had to reconcile that with the fact that well, i killed them. >> he couldn't believe that his government would be doing that and would be misleading people like him to do this. >> then after a failed tryout for the green berets mcveigh quit the military citing his mixed feelings about the government. >> then i realized i didn't like being someone's pawn because i felt i was abused in the gulf and it rubbed me the wrong way.
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that's one of the reasons i got out of the military. >> upon returning home after almost four years in the army mcveigh discovers civilian life is not as liberating as he had hoped. >> i was so excited to get out of the military and go home. and when i got home there was no excitement there. once you've had that adrenaline rush once you've had someone walk out on the razor's edge everything is dull by comparison. some people get addicted to it. >> when tim came home he didn't want to talk about his family experiences at all. he was just like he washed his hands of the whole thing. audible safety beeping the nissan rogue with safety shield technologies. the only thing left to fear is you
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get a free sample of depend at in january 1993 timmy mcveigh is frustrated by the dead-end existence he's endured since leaving the army and is still shaken by his experiences in the gulf war. eager to figure out his mission in life mcveigh packs up his car and says good-bye to his quiet hometown of pendleton, new york. >> i left home for one year and one month. i said this neighborhood isn't the thing for me. i don't have a place here.
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i haven't found a love. and i hit the road. >> the odyssey he was living in the early '90s was really bizarre. he thought nothing of getting in his car and driving hundreds or even thousands of miles. and he was searching for something. >> mcveigh's mission is still unclear but he's beginning to hone in on his main focus of fury. the u.s. government. he finds like-minded thinkers on the gun show circuit. during the early 1990s, the expos become gathering places for the fast growing malitia and patriot movement. it is in this subculture mcveigh finally finds an outlet for his growing rage. >> you could find an amazing amount of literature on insurgency, informing militias, on building weapons. they are amazingly
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anti-government. >> one of my favorite bumper stickers. you've heard the one that says when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. there's a new one that says when guns are outlawed i will become an outlaw. and it was at that point when i was fully intent in my life that i was gonna live out the law. >> people were going to come and take their guns away and this scared the hell out of tim mcveigh. a night four federal agents and one cult member are dead and 14 other people are wounded. >> on february 28 1993 outside the central texas town of waco many in the patriot movement believed this sparked that next war and is ignited. >> you point the gun in the direction of my wife and my kids, man, i'll meet you at the door any time. >> in an effort to take on david
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koresh into custody, federal agents raid his compound and a massive firefight breaks out. >> six civilians and four tsa agents were killed in the start of the 51-day standoff. >> it was a clash between federal law enforcement and might. and withdrawing people who were fiercely protective of their community. >> the bond in the community, the bond is that they're fellow civilians and believe in gun rights and freedom lovers. when you draw the line and say, enough is enough, somebody has to send a message to say, you can't go any further. >> and mcveigh got in his little jump car and drove to waco texas, to find out what was going on. >> michelle rouche, and college
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newspaper at the time was at the branch compound at the time to investigate the story. it wasn't until one year after the oklahoma city bombing that she realized the man she interviewed on the hood of his car was none other than timothy mcveigh. >> he was very unassuming. he was literally very casual sitting on the hood of his car. very articulate. tim said people need to watch what's happening and heed any warning signs. at the time i thought, what does that mean? well, when i went back and read that in my article, it gave my chills because i thought, did that mean oklahoma city? was he foreshadowing? >> after camping in his car outside the branch compound for a few days mcveigh drives to terry nichols farm in northern michigan. >> in less than a half hour the compound was destroyed in a raging inferno. >> reporter: on april 19 1993
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mcveigh and nichols watched the end of the waco siege on television. >> i watched adds flames came out windows and watched tanks outside the walls. and i welled up in tears and tears well up on my cheeks as i watched this unfold. i just stood there in stunned silence. what is this? what has america become as i watched that burn into my memory. it's emotional right now to talk about it. i felt absolute rage. >> tim saw this as an act of war. against the people. >> the rules of engagement if not written down, are defined by the actions of an aggressor, okay? now, what were the rules that you interpreted in examining waco? kids are fair game women are fair game.
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i'm dara brown. here's what's happening, 11 people were injured including three critically when a backhoe hit a gas line igniting an explosion. and thousands of supplies docked at the international space station on friday. it will return in may carrying discarded equipment. and kareem abdul jabaar is recovering from heart surgery at an l.a. hospital. he underwent a quadruple bypass on thursday. now back to "the mcveigh tapes." the 18th of april, 1995
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just 24 hours before the tragedy in oklahoma city, and timothy mcveigh is in possession of a rented 20-foot rider truck, the horrific bomb plan is now in motion. the co-conspirator nichols tried to back out. >> he told mcveigh i'm out. i don't want to be involved with this. >> mcveigh got him on the phone and yelled and screamed at him and told him, you're in this. you are going to help me put this bomb together. >> but mcveigh brow-beat nichols into seeing the plan out. >> mcveigh is in charge. mcveigh becomes the alpha male in the small conspiracy to get even with the federal government. >> it takes four hours for mcveigh now joined by nichols to build the massive bomb. when it's done mcveigh and
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nichols part ways for the last time with nichols going home to his family. >> i headed toward oklahoma and i knew ahead of time i thought, am i going to be able to sleep, right? for the most part in the gulf war when b-52s would come over and do their carpet bombing, i was literally -- i could feel the ground under my sleeping bag. so sleeping on the back of a 7-,000 bomb was okay. >> the border of oklahoma is crisp and clear when the sun rises on april 19 1995. 100 miles north of oklahoma city timothy mcveigh wakes at dawn after sleeping soundly on the side of a highway in the cab of his rented ryder truck. now loaded with 7,000 pounds of explosives ready to ignite. >> he had initially intended to
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bomb the building about 11:00 in the morning. but he finally decides at the very last minute despite all his talk about how he had every detail, the plan worked out in advance, he decides he has to go right away. there's too much chance of being caught. so he actually leaves at 7:00 in the morning. >> mcveigh gets off the highway a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. upon entering downtown there are moments when he isn't sure if he will be able to complete his mission. >> you've got this adrenaline pumping, but you've forced yourself to stay calm and. i pulled up to the light which was red at the time. i had a two-minute fuse and i swear to god, it was the longest stoplight i ever sat at in my life. i'm thinking, okay green, green. >> this is kind of an amazing
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moment as the fuses are burning back from the cab of the truck into the rear. mcveigh's kind of tapping his fingers at a red light counting down the last two minutes. >> he has the windows rolled down just as he approached the light because he didn't anticipate smoke would fill the cab. >> people are going to be suspicious. so while accelerating i had to roll the window down and load the thrusters. i had to jump out the minute i pulled up because it would look funny. i didn't want to do it after i stopped because we are talking about seconds now, right? >> he pulls up in the truck, locks the doors and strides across the street. >> i walked very slowly because i wanted to avoid suspicion. you have to be calm and controlled. it's part of the control over yourself. i walked across the street i
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walked square toward the ymca. once i got in a blind window where i could look i did jog because i knew nobody was looking. just for my own personal pride to make sure i got out of there because i was not running in a panic or nothing. it was a conscious decision to jog. >> he's very specific on that that he did not start running, it was just a gentle trot because in his words, i'm a professional. and i'm not afraid. but he is waiting, when is this bomb going to go off? >> so he started thinking to himself, am i going to have to go back there and shoot the bomb to ignite it? and just as he was thinking of that, the bomb blew up. >> the blast went off and i felt the concussion of both the air and in my feet. >> it goes off and just rattles
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all the buildings around him. and he never goes back to look at his handiwork. >> i heard it clearly and literally i was lifted off the ground. i wanted to go toward it but you could feel the pressure in the air. you could feel the overpressure. >> it was like an earthquake, only very loud. he says he just kept walking toward his getaway car, which was parked a couple of blocks away. >> i'm looking as everyone is coming out of their stores and i'm walking the other way. i know this may sound like i'm cold and detached but remember this is military training. i was never hyped up. i was always in complete control. mission accomplished. i knew it was accomplished. and it was over. >> i think that when mcveigh
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talks about the actual bombing, the carrying out of the last few minutes of the bombing, he's not almost bragging he's boasting completely, you know it's all about, you know i am the technician and his whole concern is to show that he was always icy cool calm and collected. but you know what the guy is talking about is mass murder on an incredible scale including the murder of children. i felt very much that this is a guy with no connection to any kind of emotions really at all. >> mcveigh makes it to his getaway car. behind him lay the ruins of the worst terrorist attack the united states had ever seen. what lies ahead is one of the biggest american manhunts of all time.
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timothy mcveigh drives away from the site of the oklahoma city bombing, but the car he's driving has no license plates. mcveigh says that was a deliberate choice. >> at this point since i had dealt myself a wild card with leaving the license plate off, because when you leave a license plate off, you cannot predict who's going to pull you over when. so that entire trip every inch my tire rolls on the interstate i'm probably thinking okay what am i going to do at this inch if this happens? >> i just can't see how he would leave that plate off. because so much of his plan was very meticulously thought out. you know he always perplexed me. >> just 75 minutes after the bombing, mcveigh is pulled to
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the side of the highway by an oklahoma state trooper charlie hanger. up until this moment mcveigh is convinced he was making a clean getaway. it turns out he almost did. >> hanger was a fluke because he said he was just at the exit he pulled me over i was within spitting distance of the exit. he was going to get to that exit because it was the county line go to the overpass and turn around. they were requesting assistance in oklahoma and he was going to head that way. yeah, so it was within 1-mile-an-hour more and the 20-mile stretch and he wouldn't have seen me because i would have been passed. >> mcveigh is handcuffed and taken to the local lockup in the small town of perry, oklahoma. he's charged with driving a vehicle without plates and carrying a weapon without a permit. at booking, mcveigh is calm and unassuming. >> i talked to the people who booked him in.
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nice boy, not nervous, didn't show any inkling, this kid can mask what is going on inside of him very well. >> mcveigh is booked about two hours after the bombing and still doesn't know the degree of damage he's inflicted. but while waiting for his cell to become available, he catches sight of a television showing images of the carnage. >> it was at the perry courthouse when they were booking me right, and i was watching the tv. and of course i'm absorbing it without pretending i'm not, right? friending to be worried about being arrested and stuff. >> that's when he caught his first glimpse of the murrah building and thought, i didn't completely take down the building. >> mcveigh waits for the first day to be identified but nothing happens. meanwhile, the hunt for the bomber is on. an international manhunt just
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started for two unnamed suspects. several witnesses claim to have seen a second man in the ryder truck prior to the bombing. >> while mcveigh is in prison in this little relative ocean of solitude, just waiting for something to happen the rest of the country is just uptight and in knots wondering if there's going to be another attack. people are wondering, is this somebody from the middle east? is it -- who could do this? >> fbi agents comb the debris for clues to who could have been behind the bombing. they quickly locate a very revealing piece of evidence. >> it was within three hours of the bombing itself that the rear axle to the bomb-laden truck was located and found. that rear axle had a confident vehicle identification number which led to the ryder truck and
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took us to kansas to start the investigation there as to who rented that vehicle. >> federal agents swarmed junction city, kansas and talked to the owner of elliott's body shop where mcveigh rented the ryder truck. they emerged with a description of the renter robert cling, a tall white mail with a military buzz cut. down the street at the dreamland hotel, the manager tells agents the cling description resembles a man who stayed there just days before. a guest registered under the name of tim mcveigh. the question remains, why would he use his real name? it's turning out that mcveigh has left clues everywhere. >> you have to realize that inside that marquis e was a big thick brown envelope with all
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types of anti-government literature aspousing his viewpoint. and he's wearing a t-shirt that has a quote from john wilkes booth when he shot lincoln, sic semper tyrannis. and on the back is the words of thomas jefferson, that the tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots. >> i left a trail on purpose. i left a few pieces in my car, i had a piece on my back, it was a shirt. even if i wouldn't have been apprehended and at trial, i still would have gained the benefit of automatically being identified. i had already made sure that was in place. there was a no-lose situation. >> by the time federal agents identify mcveigh just two days after the bombing, he is being arraigned and about to be released from the noble county
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jail. just an hour or so from being set free agents contact the sheriff to put a hold on mcveigh. to keep him in custody. they rush to perry to meet with their number one suspect. but despite his claiming that he wanted to be caught mcveigh isn't talking. >> this guy says you better talk to us because you're facing the death penalty, and he pulled out pictures of dead babies and slides them toward me and says you're familiar with the oklahoma bombing, right? or something to that effect. some way to introduce the pictures. and it made me feel bad for talking. so i just kept a straight face and said i wanted an attorney. >> that same afternoon at his home in harrington, kansas after learning he was a person of interest terry nichols turns himself in. unlike mcveigh, nichols cooperating with authorities and he's not the unidentified accomplice they are looking for
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but provides enough information to implicate mcveigh as the architect of the bombing plot. later in the day back in perry, fbi agents prepare to take mcveigh out of the noble county courthouse. it will be the first time the world gets a look at the oklahoma city bomber. >> there were steps leading out of the courthouse and i had to cops trait on where the steps were going to be without dipping my head down and looking down because people would think dipping my head down is a sign of defeat or something. and i'm in life chains. if you walk in chains the chain catches on the middle steps. so you have to think of those little things. >> i think the overall physical reaction is that looks like the kid down the block. how could he have done what he did? you're only young once.
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among the 68 killed and hundreds more injured in the attack dozens are children. paula's daughter jordan was only 3 years old when the blast went off across the street from the building. >> following the building jordan had much difficulty sleeping. she had nightmares. she had extreme separation anxiety. she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. and underwent about a year of therapy for that where she would draw pictures and just relate her anger about the situation. >> and i remember thinking that the person who did that to so many families that they should like, have some repercussions
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for it. they shouldn't just get away with it. >> you know she -- she wanted him punished. the ultimate punishment for him. >> janey coverdale lost her two young grandsons that day. they were just beginning their morning at the day care center on the building's second floor when the explosion took their lives. >> well, i remember the day they told us aaron and elijah were there. i remember me screaming at god. it took me a long time to get over some of that anger. so now i go visit aaron and elijah out at the cemetery. sometimes i get angry then, too. that i were little boys. and you just don't murder little kids. aaron would be 20 years old now. elijah would be 17. sometimes during the day you're
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going to cry. or there's going to be something that's going to remind you of the bombing. and you're right back where you were on april 19th 1995. we don't ever get too far from there. >> there were reports of up to 50,000 people in the oklahoma city area suffering symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. i looked at all the photographs from the crime scene. i looked at all the photographs from the coroner's office. it was overwhelming. >> death and loss are an integral part to life everywhere. and an accident, with plane crashes where you lose 100 to 200 people, all these examples i'll give you right now are unexpected losses. we have to accept it and move
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on. >> he was very hostile to the victims. really, almost detaching himself from their hurt altogether. >> i had no hesitation to look right at them and listen to their stories, but i would like to say to them i've heard your story many times before this specific details may be unique but the truth is you're not the first mother to lose kids. you're not the first grandparent to lose a granddaughter or a grandson. i'll use the phrase and it sounds cold but i'm sorry i'm going to use it because it's the truth. get over it. >> more than two years after the oklahoma city bombing, a federal jury finds timothy mcveigh guilty of 11 counts of murder an conspiracy. on june 13 1997 mcveigh is sentenced to death. >> the end in that situation, you pretty much know you're
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going to get the death sentence no matter what happens in the trial. so i had accepted that from the beginning, so my reaction now and including every day now is carpe diem seize the day. i've already accepted my death. this earth holds nothing more for me. i'm ready to move on. >> mcveigh was done with life. he wanted to be executed. he wanted to go down in flames. and put it in the government's face that you're killing me for killing people. >> in the crudest terms, 168 to 1. if you wish you had that on the score board, right, i sit here today content there's no way that they can beat me by executing me. >> early on the morning of june 11th 2001 timothy mcveigh is brought to the death chamber. >> you asked what i was feeling
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on the gurney contentment and peace. peace is an important word to put in there. i didn't really want to say contentment. but i'll say content and peaceful.
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